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BRFSS Survey Results 2006 for South Carolina

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Tobacco Use

During the past 12 months, have you stopped smoking for one day or longer because you were trying to quit smoking? *

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  Total #
Respondents
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,779 964 57.2 54.0-60.3 815 42.8 39.7-46.0
GENDER
Male 777 398 57.3 52.6-61.9 379 42.7 38.1-47.4
Female 1,002 566 57.1 52.9-61.1 436 42.9 38.9-47.1
RACE
White 1,405 705 52.8 49.3-56.4 700 47.2 43.6-50.7
African American 302 215 71.5 64.3-77.7 87 28.5 22.3-35.7
Other 65 41 63.7 46.5-77.9 24 36.3 22.1-53.5
HISPANIC
Yes 38 21 65.0 44.5-81.2 17 35.0 18.8-55.5
No 1,722 934 56.9 53.7-60.1 788 43.1 39.9-46.3
AGE
18-24 102 73 70.8 59.4-80.1 29 29.2 19.9-40.6
25-34 236 142 59.7 51.8-67.2 94 40.3 32.8-48.2
35-44 357 169 47.7 41.0-54.4 188 52.3 45.6-59.0
45-54 457 243 56.9 51.3-62.3 214 43.1 37.7-48.7
55-64 373 207 56.5 50.3-62.4 166 43.5 37.6-49.7
65+ 239 121 51.6 43.7-59.4 118 48.4 40.6-56.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 365 226 63.0 55.6-69.7 139 37.0 30.3-44.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 642 331 54.1 48.7-59.4 311 45.9 40.6-51.3
Some Post-H.S. 463 244 56.1 50.0-62.0 219 43.9 38.0-50.0
College Graduate 305 161 58.7 51.4-65.7 144 41.3 34.3-48.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 284 169 66.8 59.6-73.3 115 33.2 26.7-40.4
$15,000- $24,999 351 200 59.3 52.2-66.0 151 40.7 34.0-47.8
$25,000- $34,999 215 130 69.4 60.7-76.9 85 30.6 23.1-39.3
$35,000- $49,999 269 144 54.6 47.0-62.0 125 45.4 38.0-53.0
$50,000+ 437 202 49.6 43.3-55.9 235 50.4 44.1-56.7
Health District**
Appalachia I 159 85 56.1 46.2-65.5 74 43.9 34.5-53.8
Appalachia II 114 62 57.1 45.6-67.9 52 42.9 32.1-54.4
Appalachia III 120 62 56.9 45.4-67.6 58 43.1 32.4-54.6
Catawba 79 45 55.3 41.9-67.9 34 44.7 32.1-58.1
Edisto Savannah 203 117 64.1 55.3-72.0 86 35.9 28.0-44.7
Low Country 155 90 62.9 51.9-72.7 65 37.1 27.3-48.1
Palmetto 136 72 58.8 48.2-68.7 64 41.2 31.3-51.8
Pee Dee 173 106 64.1 55.0-72.2 67 35.9 27.8-45.0
Trident 197 100 56.7 47.7-65.3 97 43.3 34.7-52.3
Upper Savannah 104 54 57.6 43.3-70.7 50 42.4 29.3-56.7
Waccamaw 217 105 45.4 37.0-54.1 112 54.6 45.9-63.0
Wateree 103 56 55.3 42.8-67.1 47 44.7 32.9-57.2
Region***
Region I 263 139 56.8 48.4-64.8 124 43.2 35.2-51.6
Region II 234 124 57.0 48.9-64.7 110 43.0 35.3-51.1
Region III 215 117 57.5 49.2-65.5 98 42.5 34.5-50.8
Region IV 276 162 60.7 53.3-67.7 114 39.3 32.3-46.7
Region V 203 117 64.1 55.3-72.0 86 35.9 28.0-44.7
Region VI 217 105 45.4 37.0-54.1 112 54.6 45.9-63.0
Region VII 197 100 56.7 47.7-65.3 97 43.3 34.7-52.3
Region VIII 155 90 62.9 51.9-72.7 65 37.1 27.3-48.1

* This question was asked only of respondents who reported that they now smoke cigarettes every day or some days.

#Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50 and confidence intervals with width greater than 20. N = Cell Size, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics.

** Appalachia I: Anderson, Oconee
Appalachia II: Greenville, Pickens
Appalachia III: Cherokee, Spartanburg, Union
Catawba: Chester, Lancaster, York
Edisto Savannah: Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Calhoun, Orangeburg
Low Country: Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton, Jasper
Palmetto: Fairfield, Lexington, Newberry, Richland
Pee Dee: Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Marion, Marlboro
Trident: Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester
Upper Savannah: Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood, Laurens, McCormick, Saluda
Waccamaw: Georgetown, Horry, Williamsburg
Wateree: Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee, Sumter

*** Region I: Anderson, Oconee, Abbeville, Laurens, McCormick, Greenwood, Saluda, Edgefield
Region II: Greenville, Pickens, Cherokee, Spartanburg, Union
Region III: Chester, Lancaster, York, Newberry, Fairfield, Lexington, Richland
Region IV: Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee, Sumter, Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Marion, Marlboro
Region V: Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Calhoun, Orangeburg
Region VI: Georgetown, Horry, Williamsburg
Region VII: Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester
Region VIII: Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton, Jasper

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